What is white kidney bean extract?
White kidney bean extract is a natural substance technically called Phaselous vulgaris, which (as the name suggests) is derived from white kidney beans.
In its most basic form, white kidney bean extract is fractionated dried beans. However, in its supplement form, it is a highly concentrated extract made from a particular portion of the beans.
White kidney bean extract and weight loss
White kidney bean extract is commonly sold in supplement form and, more specifically, as a natural weight loss supplement. It is currently enjoying a spike in demand in the retail sector, and its popularity is set to keep growing.
It is typically referred to in weight loss circles as a “starch blocker” or "carb blocker". It is thought to work by preventing alpha-amylase (an enzyme that occurs naturally in the body) from breaking down carbohydrates into glucose (sugar). By slowing down alpha-amylase activity, less glucose is present for the body to turn into fat.
White kidney bean extract has also been associated with stable blood sugar levels, protecting against diabetes and heart disease, enhanced athletic performance and increased energy levels.
Why white kidney bean extract is "hot" right now
As a wholesale supplier of supplements, with two decades of industry experience, we keep a close eye on natural health trends. We align our food supplements and herbal formulations with latest scientific findings, along with consumer demand, to be able to offer our trade customers highly marketable and re-sellable products.
There are three main reasons why white kidney bean extract is one of the hottest new supplement ingredients right now, and why it is a trade customer favourite:
Obesity is on the rise...
In the last thirty years, the rate of obesity has doubled worldwide and this trend is set to continue - in the UK alone, it is estimated that more than half of the population is heading for obesity by 2050.
Research into the possible reasons behind this has consistently found a clear correlation between an over-consumption of carbohydrates and obesity. As a result, interest in possible "starch blockers" or "carb blockers" in the form of natural dietary supplements has been piqued - both in terms of scientific researchers and slimmers themselves.
What this means for re-sellers of wholesale kidney bean extract based supplements, is a growing market and a means of boosting sales (and therefore profits), while helping end-users to achieve their long-term weight loss goals. Effective products mean happy customers, which in turn means repeat business.
Back in 2007, the International Journal of Medical Science published details of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, in which 60 overweight people were given either a placebo or a highly concentrated Phaseolus extract, once daily.
This single daily dose was administered 30 minutes prior to a large meal rich in carbohydrates. Over a period of 30 days, subjects receiving the white kidney bean extract experienced a significantly higher level of reduction compared to those receiving the placebo, in the following areas:
- body weight
- fat mass
- adipose tissue thickness
- and waist / hip / thigh circumferences.
The subjects were able to enjoy these reductions, whilst still maintaining lean body mass.
A similar study (published in The Journal of Applied Research in 2010) showed comparable results, with 92% of the group receiving white kidney bean extract losing weight, compared to just 62% in the placebo group.
So, it has been around for a while, but consumers are only just starting to catch on - why?
Well, white kidney bean extract certainly owes much of its recent popularity to the attention it received on the The Dr. Oz Show - the world's highest rated TV health programme.
The show has featured episodes and blog posts on the potential benefits of white kidney bean extract for people trying to manage their weight healthily and for the long-term. Dr Oz even called it one of his favorite "fat busters" in 2011. Since that time, its popularity has slowly gathered momentum and now it is one of the hottest weight management support ingredients around.
All this amounts to wholesale white kidney bean extract being an ideal supplement for re-sale by any trade customer in the weight loss sector.
White kidney bean extract wholesale
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One of our latest product updates was for FATSorber - a unique combination food supplement, with specialist weight management ingredients. It includes not only kidney bean extract, but also green coffee bean extract, glucomannan, cinnamon, Garcinia Cambogia (HCA), Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and chromium picolinate.
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